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Baby Face (1933)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | December 1933 (UK)
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A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

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Complete credited cast:
... Lily
... Trenholm
... Stevens
... Cragg
... Carter
... Ann Carter
... Ed Sipple
... Jimmy McCoy Jr.
... Nick Powers
... Brody (as Douglas Dumbrille)
... Chico
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Lilly (Baby Face) sleeps her way from basement speakeasy bartender, literally floor by floor, to the top floor of a New York office building. Bank sub-manager Jimmy McCoy finds her a job in the bank only to be cast aside as she hooks up with the bank's president. When he complains of not seeing her she says: "I'm working so hard I have to go to bed early every night." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A Mulher que Nos Perde  »

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$187,000 (estimated)
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In spring of 1933 this film was submitted to the New York State Board of Censors, who rejected it, demanding a number of cuts and changes. Warner Brothers made these changes prior to the film's release in July 1933. In 2004, a "dupe negative" copy of the film as it existed prior to being censored was located at the Library of Congress. This uncensored version received its public premiere at the London Film Festival in November 2004, more than 70 years after it was made. See more »

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After Mr. Carter stays the night, Lily gets out of a car. There is a reflection of faces on the window of the car as it pulls away. See more »

Quotes

Friedrich Nietzsche: Face life as you find it - defiantly and unafraid. Waste no energy yearning for the moon. Crush out all sentiment.
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Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) See more »

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What Will I Do Without You?
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Music by Lewis E. Gensler
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Ahead of its time Barbara Stanwyck movie is pretty good!
2 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a very good movie. Unusual for its day, due to the overt sex and plot. It also has a black playing a major role that is not a typical maid or servant, but more of a wise cracking best friend. Barbara Stanwyck, who I never considered very attractive, is quite stunning in a trampish sort of way. You will recognize a very young John Wayne as one of her boy friends, as well as many other character actors and actresses of the day. The woman playing the black girl, is new to me, she has a nice voice, as she sings a few jazz tunes of the era, I wonder what happened to her. This movie was before the Hays Code of Decency and it shows. I highly recommended this movie.


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